ALIGN E.D. Update December 12, 2018
Bill 30 and its requirements have been challenging for everyone. We have asked for some clarity on the requirements for work site and safety committees and representatives. https://www.alberta.ca/work-site-health-safety-committees.aspx. Specific to your concerns about employers with multiple work sites, the approvals process is outlined on the webpage (bottom) or I will post on our website. If there are still questions please send them to me and I will get assistance for you.
Yesterday ALIGN and ACDS met with the Ministry of Labor regarding the current Care Worker Focused inspections. We clearly outlined some of the concerns we have heard including the inconsistencies, threats of fines, questions about placements, etc. We were able to have them stop/complete the inspection process. Only those that are currently open will be followed up on and there will be no more in this round. We are told that there is a group of inspectors that have been assigned to this sector. In light of that, ACDS, ALIGN and the 2 ministries have offered to provide the inspectors some insight into the sector, how it works and who the clients are. We hope to do that in January and then we expect to have a debrief session on this current round of inspections later in February.